Summer Break 2019
With Summer Break just around the corner starting in mid June, many parents are wondering what types of activities their children can do this summer while they’re away from school to keep them learning and entertained during summer break.
Research shows that over the summer break, children can lose about two months’ worth of math skills. Really? While a short two or three weeks in December for Christmas break doesn’t have the same impact. That’s why we’ve listed a few ideas to keep your child sharp while having fun over the summer break.
#1 Take a Day Trip
Explore the city and metropolitan area and find some new local adventures.
- Take a day trip to Washington D.C. Visit Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local food flavors – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard. Plan your trip to the nation’s capital by checking out all the things to do, places to eat and ways to stay.
- Choose to have so many fun things to do at Kings Dominion, Virginia’s premier amusement park! With so many things to see, you’ll need more than one day to enjoy it.
- Visit Washington/Baltimore’s biggest, most popular family attraction featuring dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities at Six Flags America (Upper Marlboro, MD)
During the school year, it might be challenging to reserve time for these trips, but they can be educational, rewarding, and fun for the whole family during summer break.
#2 Build Something
If your child is a little older, maybe a DIY project is the perfect activity for the summer break. Building is the foundation for engineering, whether your child uses legos, clay, or learning computer code for children.
The summer is a rejuvenating time of year that give families time to make new memories and have great fun times. However, for parents looking for ways to spend time during the break with their children while still working sometimes 5 days a week…it can be challenging to searching for ways to expand their children’s opportunity for learning, and while still having fun during summer break.
At Pooh Bear’s Daycare, we offer so much more than the typical ordinary daycare. Our summer days are filled with fun in the sun activities including picnics, swimming at the pool, arts & crafts, and much more.
We serve fresh daily a nutritious breakfast, lunch and both a morning and afternoon snacks daily including plenty of ice cream and cold popsicle’s for your child(ren) during Virginia’s hot summer days!